Pan-Anarian Airways

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"Above all"

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Stock Exchange
 • Stock Symbol
Private Company
Privately traded
PAN
Date Founded 7483
Head Offices Porto Imperiale, Auresia
Key People Founder: Jón av Ballingr
President: Hrólfr av Surtringr
Primary Industry Air Carrier
Major Products Passenger Service
Cargo
Revenue N/A
Employees N/A
Owned By None
Subsidiaries None



Pan-Anarian Airways, commonly known as Pan-An, is the flag carrier of Aedeland and its principal and largest international air carrier. Founded in 7483, It is the oldest air service in Aedeland and is credited with many innovations that shaped the international air transport industry, including the development of the first pressurized high altitude airships, linear solenoid ballonets, dynamic lift designs, and gliding under gravity.

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History

Pan-Anarian was founded by aviation pioneer Jón av Ballingr who began regular air service between geographically divided northern and southern population centers in Aedeland. In 7486, the company was awarded a contract through the Sørtarnland Company to provide regular air service between Antilancia and company headquarters in Porto Imperiale. In 7494, regular non-stop service to Porto Imperiale began.

Pan-An was instrumental in the evacuation of Porto Imperiale in 7498. However, the company was forced to suspend operations later that year due to the Pan-Anarian War. The company lent its entire lighter than air fleet to the fledgling Aedelish Luftvåpen Valkyrja. By the conclusion of the war every one of the company's airships had been destroyed. During the war, Pan-An and the Luftvåpen Valkyrja pushed the limits of airship operation. Interestingly, far more airships were lost to weather than to military engagements. As a result of this experience, Pan-An abandoned long-distance operations as inherently unsafe.

Lacking the funds to rebuild its fleet, Pan-An faced insolvency at the close of the Pan-Anarian War. However, the company was restructured in 7553. Pan-An returned in 7555 with a flagship fleet and expanded routes.

Structure and Organization

Headquarters

For much of the company's history the corporate headquarters were in Ærilar. When the company was restructured, Pan-An's headquarters were moved to the Muricai District of Porto Imperiale near the Sørtarnland offices. The Pan-An building, built in 7556, is a neo-classical 300ft (91m) tall slab-sided skyscraper. The top of the building is pyramidal, and capped by an ornate cupola.

The impressive lobby echoes the magnificence of the exterior. The design and ornamentation celebrate the prowess of Pan-Anarian Airways. A sense of imperial grandeur is created by marble walls and bronze detail, which includes extensive use of the air carrier's initials. The red elevator doors open into cabs with red walls, wood moldings, gilt domes, and painted cloudscapes.

Air Docks

Pan-An operates from dedicated air docks in Ålesund, Ærilar, Eilekis, Eildun, Porto Imperiale, and Hoffnung with full support services, including characteristically massive hangers. Pan-An passenger terminals are luxurious and well appointed. Most terminals follow Pan-An's preferred design with lobbies rivaling the grandest central rail stations. Well appointed lounges lead to vast arched docking concourses within which passengers embark.

Docking Stations

Docking stations have far less infrastructure and are often shared with other air carriers. However, Pan-An provides excellent service no matter where passengers chose to travel.

Routes

Pan-An is known for its relatively short routes. Most routes are designed to last no more than eight hours with the longest not exceeding 26 hours. Journeys longer than this are inherently a safety risk as they greatly reduce the available options for diversions and it is impossible to accurately forecast weather patterns beyond this period. This is but one of many safety measures that has given Pan-An a reputation as the safest air carrier in the world.

Premier Routes

Pan-An Premier Routes

The finest accommodations, sophisticated service and an enviable array of entertainment await passengers traveling aboard Pan-An's famous Skyliners. All service is overnight with three meals served, including a formal dinner under the stars. Premier routes between home ports are typically flown "above the weather".

Ålesund to and from Porto Imperiale via Ærilar on board Pan-An's flagship, the Freyjailīn Ælísa
Daily weekday overnight flights departing promptly at noon. Approx. 21 hour travel time.
Ålesund or Ærilar to and from Porto Imperiale via Eildun on board the Freyjailīn Sigríðr
Weekday overnight service rotating between Ålesund and Ærilar departing promptly at noon. Approx. 22 hour travel time.
Ålesund or Ærilar to and from Porto Imperiale via Aschgæt on board the Freyjailīn Avelskerinne
Weekday overnight service rotating between Ålesund and Ærilar departing promptly at noon. Approx. 22 hour travel time.
Ålesund to and from Hoffnung via Östervallen on board the Freyjailīn Aurvandil
Daily weekday overnight flights departing promptly at noon. Approx. 18 hour travel time.
Ærilar to and from Hoffnung via Aschgæt on board the Freyjailīn Ástríðr
Approx. 22 hour travel time.
Porto Imperiale to and from Hoffnung via Eilekis on board the Freyjailīn Adelædis
Approx. 18 hour travel time.

Express Routes

From each home port Pan-An offers regular service to a number of docking stations. These express routes are often flown by smaller, less extravagant, airships.

Service to Aedeland
Ålesund, Ærilar, Ascolat, Antilancia, Gallocke, Storhavn, Vinterset
Service to Alsair
Caroughs
Service to Amberia
Aschgæt, Eilekis, Iinstr, Jiirstädt, Viijnstädt.
Service to Ardakey
Ballester
Service to Auresia
Abessios, Cedelphia, Porto Imperiale, Paladane,
Service to Cykeria
Altenoy
Service to Hallis
Dunlough, Eildun, Ely, Everdeen, Greenhall, Haeyle, McBheath
Service to Helreich
Hoffnung, Ostberg, Dinsmark
Service to Mörenburg
Mörenburg
Service to Stachelort
Doppeltzufluchten, Höfenborg, Lekkersing, Seetor
Service to Vittmark
Månsta, Östervallen, Talpå, Tammerköping

Airships

The Pan-An Skyliner

Pan-An Skyliner

Pan-An's long range Skyliners represent the very best of lighter than air travel offering services and amenities comparable to luxury ocean liners. Because Pan-An premier routes are relatively short, the Skyliner can carry far less fuel than its competitors and this savings in weight is fully invested into improving the on-board experience. Passengers enjoy a climate controlled and pressurized cabin with a private staterooms, a formal dining saloon, bar, reading room, game room, and observation deck.

The Skyliners themselves are all of the latest stratoliner-class first introduced in 7571 featuring the proprietary "breathing envelope" where the gas in the main envelope is taken and stored in bags inside the airship at a slightly higher pressure. The overall lift of the vehicle is equal to the weight of the air that is being displaced by the helium and can be adjusted to control the amount of buoyancy that the vehicle has without ballast. Each is 1000' in length and 170' in diameter. Eight tractor propellers allow for speeds as high as 100 miles per hour and altitudes in excess of 25,000 feet.

The Pan-An Skyclipper

Short range Sklyclippers are designed for speed and economy. Passengers travel in an unpressurized lounge offering 360 degree views and a full service bar. The latest Skyclipper class, the Windjammer, were introduced in 7569 and are 700' in length with a diameter of 100'. Eight tractor propellers allow for speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Crew

Flight and Ground Crew

Pan-An is well known for its excellent safety record. This record is the direct result of the company's commitment to training and developing its flight crews. As a rule, all Pan-An crewmen are exclusively recruited from the ranks of the Luftvåpen Valkyrja. Once hired, Pan-An flight crews are further trained and made proficient in the latest flight procedures and techniques.

Regardless of experience, all members of the flight crew begin in one of two career tracks, operator or maintainer, and are promoted within the company through a progressive series of positions with ever expanding responsibility and authority both on the ground and on board the airship. Operators begin as ground riggers before being promoted to flight riggers. Capable riggers are then trained as helmsmen and elevatormen. Crewmembers promoted to radio operator are made crew officers. Radio operators are then trained as navigators. Only crewmembers who have been trained in all operating positions may promote watch officer, first officer, or captain. Like operators, maintainers begin their careers on the ground as mechanics. Expert mechanics are promoted to machinist. Master machinists are made flight machinist. Capable flight machinists are promoted to engineer and join the crew's officers.

Skyliner flight crews include a captain, first officer, watch officer, three navigators, three helmsmen, three elevatormen, three radio operators, three engineers, six mechinists, and six riggers. Crew members typical serve a rotating four hour watch, followed by four hours of rest, and four hours of standby watch. The flight crew is considerably smaller on board the Skyclippers with a captain, first officer, navigator, helmsman, elevatorman, radio operator, engineer, two machinist, and two riggers. The Skyclipper is able to operate on such a reduced crew as most flights are less than a single watch in duration.

Flight crew wear the uniforms of the Luftvåpen Valkyrja with only subtle distinctions. Riggers, machinists, and engineers often wear specialized utility jumpsuits when duties require.

Crew Positions

  • Riggers are primarily responsible for mooring and launching the airship. Riggers work closely with mechanics and time served in both positions serves as a fundamental shared experience linking flight and ground crewmen.
  • Helmsmen and elevatormen pilot the airship under the direction of the deck officer in command. Elevator men, who set the vertical attitude and altitude of the airship through movement of vertical stabilizers and control of ballonets, is considered the more critical of the two positions. As a result, pilots are usually initially trained as helmsmen.
  • Radio operators maintain and operate the airships' radio equipment. On premier routes, radio operators compile the latest news into a publication called The Morning Brief.
  • Navigators plan and track the airship's flight path.
  • The watch officer is third in command and directs the flight crew in the absence of the captain and first officer. Typically this is when the captain and first officer are in crew rest and standby.
  • The first officer is second in command and directs the flight crew in the absence of the captain. Typically first officers are equally as experienced as the captain.
  • The captain is in command of the airship and is responsible for the safety of both crew and passengers.

Steward's Staff

On board the Skyliners the steward's staff, directed by the chief steward, include the chef de cuisine and a cook staff of six, ten stewards, five porters, a barman, and three barmaids. In addition to full time staff, most Skyliner voyages include entertainment staff ranging from musicians and dancers to guest speakers and masseuses. The Skyclippers typically have a chief steward, ten stewards, five porters, a barman, and two barmaids. Like the flight and ground crew, Pan-An's steward's staff is promoted from within. With service and cook staff being promoted to ever increasing levels of responsibility and authority.

The steward's staff wear a number of different uniforms determined by function. The chief stewards, recruited from the best hotels and ocean liners in Gotha, wear black tuxedos as a rule. Both stewards and porters wear black shell jacket with a black bellhop's cap. Porter and stewards are exclusively recruited from amongst the Awawatu of Aldseigian Tzeraka.

Staff Positions

  • The chief steward is responsible for the comfort and satisfaction of the passengers. He acts as general manager, host, purser, concierge, and sommelier.
  • The chef de cuisine is the head chef.
  • Ccook staff assists the chef. They include a sauté chef, fish chef, roast chef, grill chef, vegetable chef, and pastry chef.
  • Stewards assist the chief steward by attending to the comfort and satisfaction of the passengers. There is one steward for every five guests.
  • Porters assist passengers as needed. They typically assist with baggage when embarking and disembarking, housekeeping during flights, and a range of personal services such as shoe shinning and limited laundry services.
  • The barman oversees the bar. He is assisted by two barmaids.
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